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    Step By Step - Installation and Configuration

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    In the last installment of the "Step By Step" I mentioned what are the pre-requisites necessary for the installation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Servers 2007. I also put in the links where you can download the pre-requisites instal files. Lets say...
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    Forms Based Authentication in MOSS

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    There have been a lot of great posts in the blogosphere on how to setup forms based authentication. Some of them: SharePoint Product Group Blog by Steve Peschka Nick Swan [non-MS] What I want to put forth in this post, is a reference on the web.config...
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    Step by Step Setup - PreRequisites

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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is now finally out in its beta2 avataar . Having been involved with this product since as early as august, the one thing that has been the bane of all the testers is how to install and configure this product properly...
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    Adding a List Item inside a folder

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    As with v2, v3 also has seen its fair share of requests on how you can add an item to a folder in a list. Now, there are two types of lists that we are dealing with, lists that store documents and lists that store items. Internally they are identified...
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    Programmatically adding a List with custom fields

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    When a list is created programmatically using a custom template, the custom fields do not get displayed in the UI. These fields do not become a part of the displayed fields of the default view. The Problem - A common task like uploading a file...
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    Lists Web Service - I

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    As with SPS 2003, MOSS ships with some default web services as well. Most of them have been carried over from SPS 2003, whereas there are some that are newly introduced. The Lists webservice offers some interesting functions to perform remote operations...
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    Some random issues with Beta 2 Technical Refresh of MOSS 2007

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    Its been quite some time since the B2TR builds for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 were released. The builds have been released as patches and the general upgrade experience has been something that has helped us learn a lot about upgrades and...
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    Pages and ListItems

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    The first thing you notice about MOSS is you can create custom pages that get stored in a doc library/list somewhere on the site. Most of the pages get stored in the Pages gallery. Then theres the Master Page and Page Layout gallery that houses almost...
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    Microsoft Events you dont want to miss

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    Beginning tomorrow we have a whole bunch of conferences lined up for the rest of the year. Heres a ball park guide: Event Location Date Virtual MIX 06 Las Vegas, NV March 20-22, 2006 Microsoft Office System Developers...
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    Starting custom SharePoint development with MOSS 2007

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    MOSS 2007 has been developed completely using the .NET Framework 2.0. This is as clear as rain, since the list of pre-requisites begins with the .NET 2.0 redistributable. Given this dependency, MOSS 2007 interacts by nature with Visual Studio .NET 2005...
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    Musings...

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    Its been quite some time since I consciously dug out time to write something here. The past couple of months have been a helluva time. I started with getting the feelers on office 12 and then the whole bunch of technological challenges that throws up...
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    Recycle Bin

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    With v2 of Sharepoint, restoring deleted documents was a much sought after elixir. And to that effect were made a number of attempts at coaxing the product to allow us to retain copies of the deleted items. Once such simplistic approach was documented...
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    Single SignOn Error codes and what they mean

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    Error Code Meaning When Thrown Bubbled Behavior How To Overcome -2140993974 SSO is not configured Failure when SSO has not been setup via Central Administration Critical error logged in ULS with error code. If SSO is not configured then configure from...
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    GlobeTrotter

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    It's been quite a while since I have posted here. There have been lots of things going around. As some of you know, I was working in the SharePoint Developer Support team, and some amongst you, who have called in might know that there were huge volumes...
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    Recycle Bin.. Continued

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    Project Structure: Handler 1: Handles Upload(insert) and Delete events , Name: DocLibrary -------------- BaseEventSink.cs (from the first post) -------------- EventSinkData.cs(from the second post) Handler 2: Handles the Restore event ...
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    Justtoomuchtohandlerightnow

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    Exactly....too tied up with loads of stuff. Looking at getting my own home, so thats stealing most of my waking hours. The rest am sleeping. need to break out of the habit of sleeping everyday [sic]. Man wish I was born on Krypton. Wondering if theres...
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    Trustworthy!!

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    The other day I landed on a very interesting issue. Before I break in the solution, let me just try and explain the problem the way it came in. Well, there was this guy who had created a custom web part to fetch a report from some database. He was...
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    SPListItem.Update()

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    Now thats a funny title. This is something I worked on quite recently. Consider a scenario where you are trying to access a number of lists programmatically. The issue I dealt with was concerned with lists in a recurring event of a metting workspace....
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    Its here! Its here!

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    After months and months of anticipation the word is out on the streets regarding the WSS SP2. Yoooohoooo! Check out more stuff here at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=abba20f2-3625-4c9c-a412-ab9bbebdb5e8&displaylang=en .
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    ...More

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    So lots of water has flowed under the bridge and then there's some more. Had an intense week (or was that two) since I put pen to paper. Gizmodo has been going berserk with my inbox with about 500 new articles already unread. And why not, with all the...
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    Oblivious!

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    Well, yeah lately I have been oblivious too lots of things. Having indulged in a fetish of subscribing to newsgroups, the number of personal folders is burgeoning to say the least. Of course, its also nearly impossible to read through everyhting that...
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    Coming up

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    Posts coming up in the next couple of days- Step By Step setup - Configuration Step By Step Setup - Provisioning HowTo setup an environment for developing against Microsoft Office SharePoint server 2007 Navigating the Central Administration...
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    The story around 64 bit

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    There has been a lot of talk about whether or not a 64 bit installation is supported or not. Well, the answer is a vehement Yes! Not only that but more interesting is the fact that the SKU's are available for Beta2 with both 32 bit as well as 64 bit builds...
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    Copying publishing site pages

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    Publishing sites are just WSS sites with a special template. Though there is a separate namespace to help with the feature light-up specific to publishing sites. A very trivial scenario would be copying a page from a library, say the Pages library in...
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    Custom Search and URL zones

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    It's a very common task with SharePoint to create a custom Search web part. The objective ranges from the very intuitive – need to change the search results display - to the very complex perform some complex queries that are not possible Out of the Box...
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